Duarte Nursery Co-founder, Jim Duarte’s experience in agriculture began in 1971. He commercially propagated the first UC heat-treated selections of grapevines. Jim revolutionized the viticulture nursery industry by growing the virus-free stock in a more sanitary method using plastic containers. The rise of the threat of Phylloxera, coupled with the increased consumption of red wine in the late eighties, brought Jim to Hughson to begin construction on Duarte Nursery.
Sunridge Nurseries is the most trusted and respected name in the grapevine nursery stock industry. We have earned that reputation through years of dedication, honesty, integrity and a commitment to uncompromising quality. This single focus on quality and consistency is how we became the largest supplier of grape stock in the country and why we continue to lead the industry.